Joseph L. Nafziger
ARCHBOLD - Joseph L. Nafziger, 56, formerly of the Archbold area, died Monday morning, Aug. 23, 2004, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, where he was a resident since Sunday.
Born Aug. 20, 1948, at Wauseon, to Blanche (Wyse) and Earl Nafziger, he married Joyce Ross on Aug. 22, 1997, and she survives.
A 1966 graduate of Pettisville High School, he lived in Kissimmee, Fla. for the last seven years and was a farmer. He later worked at auction sales in Florida and throughout the Midwest.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mario (Michele) Husted Flores of Archbold, Theresa Grunden of Paulding and Mrs. Greg (Tina) Landers of Oakwood; eight stepgrandchildren; his mother, Blanche Nafziger of Pettisville; three sisters, Janice Nafziger of Archbold, Mrs. Harold (Rachel) Lindsay of Maugansville, Md. and Rhoda Schrag of Goshen, Ind.; eight brothers, Charles (and wife, Esther) Nafziger of LaJunta, Colo., Ralph Nafziger of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ellis (Pat) Nafziger of Wauseon, Emerson (Cynthia) Nafziger of Champaign, Ill., Verlin (Donna) Nafziger of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Robert (Deborah) Nafziger of Wauseon, Roger (Laurie) Nafziger of Goshen, Ind. and John (Beth) Nafziger of Wauseon.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. in the Central Fellowship Hall of the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastors Dale Wyse, Rhoda M. Schrag, Mary Jo Bray and Mona Sauder to officiate. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice or to the donor's favorite charity.
Theresa E. Zentz
(1916 - 2004)
BUTLER, Ind. - Theresa E. Zentz, 88, of Butler, died Sunday morning, Aug. 22, 2004, at her home.
The daughter of Goldie (Blaisdell) and Leonard Meyer, she was born May 21, 1916, at Melbern, Ohio. On May 26, 1934, she married Clarence Zentz in Edon, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1992.
A longtime area resident, she was a retired clerk, having been employed at Workers World of Butler. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Pamela) Schlosser of Butler; a grandson, Jaisen Zentz of Ridgeway, S.C.; and a brother, Robert Meyer of Edgerton.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; two brothers, Darrell Meyer and Kenneth Meyer; and two sisters, Ilene Meyer and Reeda Meyer.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. (Ind. time) Tuesday at the H.E. Johnson & Son Funeral Home in Butler.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. (Ind. time) in the funeral home, with Pastor Dan Eckart to officiate. Interment will be in Butler Cemetery in Butler.
Memorials may be made to the DeKalb Humane Society.
Glen A. Siegel
(1918 - 2004)
WEST UNITY - Glen Siegel, 86, of West Unity, died Saturday evening, Aug. 21, 2004, in the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers - Bryan.
Born in rural West Unity on April 10, 1918, to Nora (Camron) and Foster V. Siegel, he married Ethel (Eager) Siegel on March 3, 1940, and she preceded him in death on July 28, 1992.
A 1935 graduate of Stryker High School, he was a farmer, initially utilizing horses. While farming, he was employed by the Yager Grain and Fuel Co. from 1954-1969 and La Choy Foods of Archbold, retiring after 10 years of service in 1981. He retired from farming in 1988.
A member of the West Franklin Church of Christ and the Brady Grange, he had served on the board for the Brady Township Board of Trustees.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Peggy J.) Schmucker of West Unity and Mrs. Fred (Sandra J.) Baque of Brooklyn, Mich.; four grandsons, Mark (and wife, Debbie) Schmucker of Tucson, Ariz., Tony (Enita) Schmucker of Hendersonville, Tenn., Steven Wyse of Tecumseh, Mich. and Curtis (Kelley) Wyse of Toledo; three granddaughters, Mrs. Brian (Teresa) Short of Archbold, Tanya Schooner (and fiancˇ Jeff Fleischmann) of Archbold and Capt. Wendy Wyse, U.S. Air Force of Knoxville, Tenn.; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, were his parents; a sister, Catherine Siegel; and a brother, Earl Siegel.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. at the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Pastor Larry Snow officiating. Burial will be in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity.
Memorials may be made to the local chapter of the National Arthritis Foundation.
Marvin G. Rehklau
(1945 - 2004)
PIONEER - Marvin G. Rehklau, 59, of rural Camden, Mich., died early Sunday morning, Aug. 22, 2004, shortly after admission to the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center-Bryan, following a lingering illness.
The son of June Marie (Close) and Carl E. Rehklau, he was born Feb. 24, 1945, in the Rehklau family farm home near Pioneer, in which he presently resided. On Nov. 11, 1994, he married Sheri Chamberlain at Bryan, and she survives.
A 1964 graduate of Waldron High School in Waldron, Mich., he was a lifelong Amboy Township resident.
He had been employed 28 years as a machinist and assembler at ARO/Ingersoll-Rand Corporation in Bryan, and was a lifelong farmer. For a number of years he had owned and operated MarvÕs Auto Repair and Farm Equipment Repair at his farm. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bryan. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his father, Carl E. Rehklau of Camden, Mich.; two sons, Norman (and wife, Diane) Rehklau of Alvordton and Jeff (Kim) Rehklau of Montpelier; a daughter, Mrs. Jamie (Michelle) Rice of Dayton; a stepson, Brandon Cassidy at home; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Wayne (Colette) Waddington of Santee, Calif. and Kendra Cassidy of Jonesville, Mich.; nine grandchildren; a brother, C. Wayne (Sandra) Rehklau of Pioneer; two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Carol M.) Seeley of Angola, Ind. and Mrs. Patrick (Carleen) Wyse of Archbold; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his mother, June Marie Rehklau in 1977.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Bryan, with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating. Burial will be in Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Helen G. Miller
(1908 - 2004)
EDGERTON - Helen G. Miller, 96, of Archbold, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, where she was a resident.
The daughter of Ida (Kepler) and William Blaker, she was born April 5, 1908, near Butler, Ind. In April 1924 she married Russell Miller, and they bought his grandfather's family farm south of Edgerton, where she helped her husband until his death in 1971.
She had attended rural elementary school and continued at Butler.
A former member of Big Run Church near Butler, she became a longtime member of the Edgerton Emanuel United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Milford Club for 20 years, and worked at Park View Nursing Home as a Red Cross Grey Lady for six years.
Surviving are three sons, Robert (and wife, Nina) Miller of Westerville, Lee (Carol) Miller of Bryan and Duane (Ida) Miller of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Christopher (Barbara) Duffy of Trenton, N.J.; a son-in-law, James Cox of Pulaski; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were a son, Kent Michael Miller; a daughter, Marcella Jean Cox; two brothers, Don and Howard Blaker; a sister, Dorothy Badman; and two grandchildren, Eric and Brian Miller.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday in the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Edgerton Emanuel United Methodist Church, with Duane Miller, Ida T. Miller and Christopher G. Duffy officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Edgerton.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Doris M Bair
(1906 - 2004)
PIONEER - Doris M Bair, 98, of Pioneer, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.
The daughter of Florence G. (Porter) and Elmer L. Lester, she was born June 16, 1906, in Gorham Township in Fulton County. She was the widow of Malcolm Guy Bair, who preceded her in death in June 1991.
A 1924 graduate of Fayette High School, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a son, Gordon L. Bair in 1950; a brother, Victor in 1930; and a sister, Ardis Waldfogel in 1979.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Wayne Sweely and the Rev. Winston Hatcliff to officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pioneer EMS or to Williams County Home Health Care.